“If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours suspended in the darkness; then if you squeeze your eyes tighter, the pool begins to take shape, and the colours become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire. But just before they go on fire you see the lagoon. This is the nearest you ever get to it on the mainland, just one heavenly moment; if there could be two moments you might see the surf and hear the mermaids singing. . .” –J.M. Barrie
Legend tells that for one night a year The Mermaid Lagoon is safe for mortal travelers, they ask only that you make an offering to The Sea, and dance with them. It has happened before, and it will happen again. . .
At the 4th annual Mermaid Lagoon Ocean Benefit we will return to our Neverland roots with Peter Pan and Captain Hook at the Red Lotus Room. Come away for an evening of performance, dance, revelry, and song as we dig deep to give back to our oceans. For a second year the Lagoon mermaids have teamed up with Ocean Lifeline, and hope to bring a feminine, artistic edge to the plight of the world ocean and its creatures. Join them as we remember our connection to the sea, and celebrate its enchantment, mystery, and beauty in a glowing lagoon full of dancing mermaids, projected ocean images, and bio-luminescent sea life. This year will be contributing to Orca Network’s ‘Free Lolita’ campaign which hopes to help enact a retirement plan for a very old & lonely orca living in an illegal pool in the Miami Seaquarium. We will also be donating to Our Spaces-an organization dedicated to protecting international waters rich in biodiversity and sea life.
Dress: Inspired by The Sea, Neverland, and all things luminous.
Friday, November 8th: Doors at 9, Show at 10
The Red Lotus Room 893 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Tickets on sale now! $15 presale / $20 @ door
**Mermaid Lagoon is not affiliated in any manner with the Orca Network, Our Spaces or any of their programs, projects or websites